School of Social Science

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What Our Students Say

“The benefit of the creative stuff is just learning different activities that you could do with the children when you’re in the setting or learning what activities they actually like to do, or they prefer to do, that’ll actually help them with their development. You can even use [the kitchen] as different activities to do with the children, so, like making buns with them.”


“The facilities like the kitchen are so great because you get to learn about what nutrition children need, and you can make at home yourselves to look after the children or even in the nursery making different things for lunch and snack time”


Did you know!

  • There are now 50,143 jobs in the health and social care sector in Leeds, this means this sector is currently 2% above the employment national average. (EMSI, 2019)
  • By 2024, the health and social care and associate professionals labour market in Leeds is predicted to grow by 2.4%. (EMSI, 2019)
  • There is no team more passionate about the life changing impact of FE, with achievement rates at 8% above the national rate!

About School of Social Science

Welcome to the School of Social Science

The School of Social Science is home to the Health Science & Social Care, Public Services and Education and Early Years departments. The school offers a range of courses and apprenticeships taught in professional facilities, underpinned by practical learning and work placements in local health, care and educational organisations.

Where will I learn?

The School of Social Science is based at our Quarry Hill Campus. With dedicated learning spaces and supportive, experienced tutors, you are in the best place to learn and achieve.


  • Practical care suite
  • Modern classrooms
  • New laboratories – including a wet laboratory
  • Nutrition suite
  • Sensory room
  • Student kitchen
  • Forest room
  • Interactive training zone

To get an idea about where you could be learning, come to one of our open events and tour our extensive facilities.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection, and our dedicated Safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.
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Employment Statistics

Average salaries of the careers in this subject area are:

  • Occupational therapists

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  • Speech and language therapists

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  • Therapy professionals n.e.c.

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